1870 in the United States

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Events from the year 1870 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

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January–March[edit]

February 25: Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first African American Congressman.

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July–September[edit]

First Documented climb of Mt Rainer by medal of Honor winner General Hazard Stevens.

October–December[edit]

  • October 25 – Eutaw riot: A white mob attacks a group of black citizens, killing as many as four of them, in Eutaw, Alabama.
  • November 1 – The newly created Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast: "High winds at Chicago and Milwaukee... and along the Lakes".

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